Hyde Park

The Neighborhood Of Hyde Park

ChicagoRelo.com is your source for information on Hyde Park. If your moving to Hyde Park or just visiting, you will find all kinds of information on real estate, schools, areas, parks, churches, crime, things to do, places to visit, local businesses, dining, and much more!Hyde Park is truly a neighborhood built on diversity. This area’s residents are proud of the fact their neighborhood is like no other in the city. It has evolved into a place where the classically educated and the streetwise mingle together. You can find real Southern cooking right down the street from graduate classes at one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the world, the University of Chicago. The original Monsters of the Midway played here, Rockefeller memorials and Frank Lloyd Wright architecture sit shoulder to shoulder with neglected old mansions.

Rockefeller memorials and urban neglect, Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces and abandoned row houses—these are examples of Hyde Park’s mixed character. Hyde Park is where history has been made: The first sustained nuclear chain reaction occurred right in the bowels of the University of Chicago. Meanwhile, the original Monsters of the Midway (the University of Chicago football team) passed the pigskin on the fields of 59th Street. But despite supplying the first Heisman Trophy winner, Hyde Park is now virtually a sport-free neighborhood. The area north of 51st Street have been home to people such as Muhammad Ali and Louis Farrakhan.

Nearly every campus building is decorated with gargoyles; the founders wanted it to be modeled after Oxford University, the centuries-old English college. But the university isn’t the only influence here. Located right off of 53rd street, Harper’s Court offers an array of shops, restaurants and cultural options. Men and women, young and old, come to test their analytical skills in a game of chess in Harper’s Squre (in the middle of Harper’s Court). Its easy to find a running match (and onlookers) on any given day.

Schools:

School Address Phone Grade
Andrew Carnegie School 1414 E 61st Pl, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0530 Elementary Schools
Austin Sexton School 6020 S Langley Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0640 Elementary Schools
Betsy Ross School 6059 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0650 Elementary Schools
Bret Harte School 1556 E 56th St, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0870 Elementary Schools
Brownell Elementary School 6741 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-3030 Elementary Schools
Enrico Fermi School 1415 E 70th St, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0540 Elementary Schools
James Mc Cosh Primary School 6543 S Champlain Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0560 Elementary Schools
James Wadsworth Elementary 6420 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0730 Elementary Schools
John Fiske School 6145 S Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0990 Elementary Schools
John Foster Dulles School 6311 S Calumet Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0690 Elementary Schools
Park Manor Elementary School 7037 S Rhodes Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-3070 Elementary Schools
William H Ray School 5631 S Kimbark Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0970 Elementary Schools
William W Carter School 5740 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0860 Elementary Schools
Woodlawn Community School 6434 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0801 Elementary Schools
Mount Carmel High School 6410 S Dante Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 324-1020 High Schools
Alexander Dumas School 6650 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0750 Middle Schools
Andrew Carnegie School 1414 E 61st Pl, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0530 Middle Schools
Austin Sexton School 6020 S Langley Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0640 Middle Schools
Betsy Ross School 6059 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0650 Middle Schools
Bret Harte School 1556 E 56th St, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0870 Middle Schools
Enrico Fermi School 1415 E 70th St, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0540 Middle Schools
James Mc Cosh Primary School 6543 S Champlain Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0560 Middle Schools
James Wadsworth Elementary 6420 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0730 Middle Schools
John Fiske School 6145 S Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0990 Middle Schools
Park Manor Elementary School 7037 S Rhodes Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-3070 Middle Schools
William H Ray School 5631 S Kimbark Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0970 Middle Schools
William W Carter School 5740 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 535-0860 Middle Schools

Important Information For Hyde Park:

City of Chicago Vehicle Stickers

All Chicago residents driving, parking, leasing and/or owning a vehicle for which they are responsible in the City of Chicago are subject to the Chicago Wheel Tax and must purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker. This includes Chicago residents that maintain their registration outside of the City of Chicago, but use the vehicle in the City. We want motorists to avoid costly tickets: You must purchase a Chicago Vehicle Sticker within 30 days of residing in the City or acquiring a new vehicle to avoid late fees and fines.

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Residential Parking Permits

Chicago’s Residential Parking Permit program is designed to restrict parking on designated residential streets during specified hours, except for the residents of that street, guests of the residents or those who provide a service to the residents. This program helps to ensure that residents of densely populated areas have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Cars parked in violation of this ordinance are ticketed.

The City of Chicago does not mess around. The city has a dillignet parking patrol staff that will ticket you if you are in a spot where a permit you don’t have is required. All spots that require permits are marked with white street signs. Please look out for them!

For more information, contact the city clerk at 312-744-6861 or email info@chicityclerk.com. We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.